StorONE Blog

Simplified Enterprise Storage from Oracle and StorONE

Klark Ooi Posted by Klark Ooi
on September 5, 2019

StorONE and Oracle announced a more efficient, future-ready solution architecture and technology which allows companies to better utilize their IT resources, increase efficiency via application and storage tiering.

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S1 as a Service - A Better Cloud, On-Premises

Gal Naor Posted by Gal Naor
on July 30, 2019

We are excited to announce the launch of StorONE Storage as a Service (S1aaS), built on the disruptive StorONE Storage Software Platform.  We developed S1aaS in response to our customers who asked us for a way to get the monthly pricing structure of the cloudthe performance and safety of on-site storage and the ease of management and expansion of the StorONE Storage Software Platform.

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Software: The Solution to Your Storage Headaches

Gal Naor Posted by Gal Naor
on July 23, 2019

Today’s storage market faces a similar problem to what Tesla solved for the automotive industry. To save on gas and to reduce the impact on the environment, many consumers want to “go green” with an electric car. Electric cars are clearly ideal, but before Tesla, automobile manufacturers struggled to produce quality electric cars because they did not invest the time needed to re-architect the automobile to run sustainably and cost efficiently on batteries. The result was electric cars that were incapable of driving long distances only on batteries, and expensive hybrid models that forced the customer to compromise by requiring a standard gas engine and adding huge batteries that diminished trunk space. Tesla made going green easy for the consumer, with electric cars that are easy to drive, can drive for long ranges, and even have much better performance than a standard gas car with greater efficiency.

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How to Bypass the Compromises of Legacy RAID Architectures

Gal Turchinski Posted by Gal Turchinski
on July 8, 2019

Traditional storage architectures force the IT professional to sacrifice either on cost or on performance, in order to obtain data protection services such as snapshots and erasure coding. This is no longer acceptable in a business environment that increasingly does not tolerate compromise on data integrity or on application performance, and that requires maximum levels of utilization of hardware resources. In this installment, we will explore how StorONE has rearchitected the storage software to enable resiliency and accelerate drive rebuilds, without impacting performance, while also increasing both flexibility and hardware cost efficiency.

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Volume Level Erasure Coding to Avoid Storage Tradeoffs

Gal Turchinski Posted by Gal Turchinski
on July 2, 2019

We previously explored the tradeoffs that traditional storage snapshots require in terms of cost and performance, and how StorOne has written its snapshot algorithms to avoid forcing customers to choose between obtaining snapshots, or delivering on required levels of performance, and staying within the budget. In this blog, we will evaluate a similar problem that erasure coding presents, and how StorOne’s N+K approach enables customers to address this headache.

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StorONE Unified Virtual Appliance with Seagate Drives Ideal for I/O-Intensive Environments

Gal Naor Posted by Gal Naor
on June 25, 2019

NEW YORK – June 25, 2019 – StorONE today announced record speeds using Seagate SSD drives and StorONE’s TRU™ S1 Software Defined Storage solution. In recent performance testing, StorONE combined its software with Seagate’s enterprise-class SSDs in a virtual appliance configuration that reached a breakthrough half a million IOPS with 24 Seagate SSDs and all enterprise-class data protection features running. The high-availability, failure-proof VMware cluster with two nodes achieved this throughput on random reads (4K) and 180,000 IOPS on random writes (4K) with latency of less than 0.2 milliseconds.

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Rethinking Snapshots to Accelerate Performance

Gal Turchinski Posted by Gal Turchinski
on June 17, 2019

Previously, we discussed the challenges inherent in providing the strong levels of data protection that are required today. Specifically, outdated storage architectures require application performance to be sacrificed and budgets to be exceeded, in order to obtain acceptable levels of data protection and resiliency. Of data protection capabilities, snapshots are the most CPU and memory-intensive, and as a result are a leading culprit of performance slowdowns. Throughout this installment, we will discuss how StorOne has rewritten snapshots to address this challenge.

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Data Integrity: The Backbone of Competitive Advantage

Gal Turchinski Posted by Gal Turchinski
on June 5, 2019

Data is the foundation of business advantage in today’s economy. Analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) are helping businesses to uncover new competitive opportunities and to operate in a more efficient and streamlined fashion. At the same time, requirements for data privacy are higher than ever before, because consumers are becoming more discerning about how their information is used, and stringent data privacy regulations are emerging globally. Simply put, it is mission-critical to the business that data be available, accurate, consistent and secure.

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Innovation Over Integration Yields Unprecedented Storage Efficiency

Gal Naor Posted by Gal Naor
on May 14, 2019

We live in an age of tremendous storage hardware innovation.

Solid-state drives (SSDs) that are capable of delivering more than 100,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) in raw performance have hit the market. The reality, though, is that customers are not getting the full benefits of these innovations. They are only able to obtain a fraction of these levels of performance from their storage arrays, because the storage array is bogged down by wildly inefficient legacy storage software algorithms.

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How to Reduce the Cost of Storage Operations

Gal Naor Posted by Gal Naor
on April 29, 2019

Storage managers have always been pressured to do more with less.

That pressure intensifies as the volume of data explodes, as the number of performance-hungry workloads grows, and as faster-performing but also more expensive storage technologies such as solid-state drives (SSDs) and non-volatile memory express drives (NVMe) enter the equation. Delivering the throughput, processing power, and storage capacity required by today’s workload ecosystem without breaking the bank necessitates new levels of hardware utilization that are not possible with legacy storage software.

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